June Shannon on Popularity of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: We're Real!

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June Shannon, the mother of six-year old Alana Thompson, knows there are haters out there. She's aware of the scorn aimed in the direction of her family due to their antics on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

But Shannon is also familiar with the ratings, as the show draws around three million viewers per week.

And, during an appearance on the season premiere of Anderson yesterday, the unit's matriarch was asked to explain her program's popularity. Turns out, the Shannons are just keep it real, folks!

On the same episode, host Anderson Cooper touched on his public admission this summer and why he came out as a homosexual.

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That's 3 million peodophiles tuning in.

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I'm well educated and financially successful and I spent a lot of time around junior league type women. Still I would rather be around people like this family if they are kind, honest, and ethical. I know a few upscale and educated women I would NEVER turn my back on.